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(Q) What is God’s will for our lives?
(A) What Is Life? “What is my life, without (God’s) love…who am I, without (God)? The answer to those probing questions is that we are ‘lost’ without God and His love in our life…and our lives will ultimately feel meaningless and loveless without God…because only God can supply us with satisfying love!
What is God’s will for your life? It is a common Christian experience to be on a lifelong journey to discover God’s will. For these folks, the Bible is a dark and closed book, so they turn to their heart’s desires and life’s circumstances for clues. Telling themselves; that the unknown outcome is in God’s hands, they take blind steps towards their own ends while remaining ignorant of God’s will. This is all a deception, and the greatest one there is: doing your own will, and in hindsight calling it God’s. Soon, time flies by, and God’s will is still a mystery.
Does this describe you? Wouldn’t it be good to understand it sooner, so you can get busy doing it? God’s will for you can be known in the Bible, if you know where to look. “Having made known unto us, the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself,” Ephesians 1:9. First, God’s will is not in your heart, it is in Jesus Christ, and people being in him, Colossians 1:27-28.
When Christians ask to know God’s will what they are really asking for is God’s opinion about their circumstances as if he were a personal career counselor. “Dear God, I feel like I am not going anywhere in life, and I would really like to do something I like. Can you give me a great opportunity?” Actually, God already has a purpose: his own purpose. His will is for your salvation. If you have trusted the gospel you have already done half of God’s will. “[God] will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth,” 1 Timothy 2:4.The other half includes a lifelong process of you coming to an knowledge of the truth. This requires continual study of God’s word, prayer, and work serving God, 2 Timothy 2:15. When the word of truth becomes part of your inner man you gain wisdom. You learn skills to teach other people. You are equipped to live according to God’s purpose in a time when the days are evil. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you,” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It is not hard to understand God’s will, however it is hard to do it. True thanksgiving comes from a grateful heart for what God has accomplished on our behalf. We owe him our life, a life of thanksgiving in every circumstance, 2 Corinthian 5:15. The Bible says we should not live unto ourselves. Yet, this seems to be the motive behind why people continually ask for God’s will, when he has made it known already. The expectation is that God will change his purpose to match our desires. The Bible describes this condition: “For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s,” Philippians 2:21. It is easy to know God’s will for your life. Now for the hard part: doing it.
Come to the cross of Christ; lay your burdens down at His feet. Jesus Christ wants to take your troubles, your pains, your sorrows. He’s waiting. Talk to Him. Turn your life over to Him. You won’t be sorry. No one who is truly quickened (Made alive in Christ) is ever sorry for the decision they made when they put their faith and belief in Christ Jesus for their salvation
Our God, our Father, who is absolutely holy and righteous, wants us to be His obedient children. Obviously, we need to be holy and righteous through Christ to please Him and partake in His eternal family.
What is God’s will for our lives? I have given you the answer to this question, but do you really want to accept it? “[God] will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth,”
God’s truth is not being taught in our churches today. This is why God says in II Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. You need to study God’s Word for your self to find the real truth of the Bible.
May God help you to find His truth!